The powder of this fine matcha is a bright green colour, the cup a deep dark green with bright foam. Super nice. Sweet, vegetal hints of grass with a creamy mouthfeel and finish. Our Masters Uji Matcha comes from Uji, Kyoto, and is ceremonial grade spring harvest matcha.
In traditional preparation, the powder is sifted through a fine mesh sieve and measured into a special bowl called a chawan. Hot water is added slowly while whisking briskly in a W pattern with a bamboo whisk called a chasen until smooth with a foamy froth on top. Matcha can have a slight astringent note and is usually served with a small sweet confection called a wagashi. Because of this complementary relationship with sweets and reputed green tea health benefits, it has become a favourite ingredient for chefs and confectioners.